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80

The Wolfhound

A children's book about a Borzoi - the Russian Wolfhound
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Risking the Tsar's punishment for theiving, Pavel courageously saves a beautiful wolfhound, and receives an unexpected justice.

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80

Bridge To Terabithia

Bridge To Terabithia tells of a young boy's wonderful maturing.
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As they wrestle with grade school social conflicts and share a fantasy land, ten year old Jess learns from Leslie's bright character and values, until tragedy teaches him to adopt and live by those values.

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79

Anne of Green Gables (abridged by: Falkoff, Marc)

Anne of Green Gables - abridged
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Marc Falkoff's abridged story of an orphan girl who seeks to fit into her new community of adults and friends without sacrificing her self respect and Romantic values.

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79

Jungle Drums

Jungle Drums sends a strong message of "be careful what you wish for, you just might get it"!
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Thanks to an ugly little warthog, both the plain and the beautiful jungle animals learn that the physical trappings of beauty are not as important as cooperation and considerate behavior.

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78

Ender’s Game

Ender's Game presents the consequences of fighting for a cause of someone else's design.
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The World Government trains a child genius  to save Earth from aliens, but Ender experiences the consequences of committing to goals that are not his own.

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77

Days With Frog and Toad

Days With Frog and Toad offers children thoughtful fables.
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These five stories present: 1) timely productiveness, 2) persistent effort, 3) academic detachment, 4) a deception to correct an error, and 5) the nature of jumping to conclusions.

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75

Friends

"Friends" shows how cooperation can lead to success.
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Having argued over the first egg they'd found, and broken it, Sam & Alice cooperate successfully in caring for a second egg.

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72

I Already Know I Love You

Billy Crystal shares his joy over the impending arrival of a grandchild.
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A grandfather anticipates his relationship and activities with his unborn grandchild.

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72

Arthur’s Reading Race

A child can learn quite a number of words from signs.
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D.W. shows a disbelieving Arthur that she actually can read the words on many street signs.

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71

Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead

Top Children's Books show the positive, even when facing death.
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In  Guatemala, specially made kites are flown to celebrate the lives of deceased love ones.

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